Relive how the Coco Martin-starrer “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” won the hearts of millions of Filipinos as Jeepney TV airs the book one of the beloved ABS-CBN teleserye starting Monday (March 16).
The first year of the action-drama saw the introduction of Cardo Dalisay (Coco) and his quest to seek justice for the death of his identical twin Ador de Leon.
It also explored Cardo’s hunt against the drug and human-trafficking empire masquerading as a philanthropic organization led by Tomas “Papa Tom” Tuazon (Albert Martinez) and PC/Insp. Joaquin Tuazon (Arjo Atayde).
Even more important, however, is how its now-iconic characters—such as Coco’s Cardo, Jaime Fabregas’ Lolo Delfin, and Susan Roces’ Lola Flora—have inspired Filipinos here and abroad, regardless of age, to always have faith that the good will always triumph despite encountering seemingly-unending adversities.
It has also imparted life lessons woven into its narrative since its earlier days of broadcast, like how Makmak’s (Awra Briguela) sexual identity did not get in the way for Cardo and his family to fully accept him, and how Lola flora demonstrated being an honorable public servant when she returned the refrigerator given by the mayor to avoid issues.
Now on its fourth year, “Ang Probinsyano” is a known favorite among Filipino households, garnering the highest-rated pilot episode of all time when it recorded a 41.6% rating during its premiere in September 2015, as well as scoring the highest peak nationwide rating of 47.2% during its October 4, 2018 episode—both based on data from Kantar Media.
Watch the gripping adventures of Cardo in the book one of “FJP’s Ang Probinsyano,” airing on Jeepney TV on weekdays starting Monday (March 16) at 2:30 pm. Jeepney TV is available on ABS-CBN TVplus channel 11, SKYcable channel 9, SKYdirect channel 30, Destiny Cable Analog 41 and Digital 9. Subscribe also to Jeepney TV’s YouTube channel.